Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
A Lake Forest resident since 1961, Herber was 86.
James Frederick Herber, 86, a Lake Forest banker, veteran of two wars and a 52-year Lake Forest resident, died Tuesday, according to information from Wenban Funeral Home. Starting his career in his father’s Longmont, CO, bank Herber moved to Lake Forest in 1961. He joined the First National Bank of Lake Forest which later became Northern Trust Company. He worked there for more than 30 years. Herber owned a historic cottage in Lake Forest and was proud of it and the flower gardens that surrounded it, according to Wenban. Born October 8, 1926, in Seattle, Herber moved with his family to Longmont in 1939. After serving as an enlisted man in the Army Air Force with the occupation forces in Germany in World War II, he returned home to graduate …
Some people are destined to draw more attention than others, apparently.
A Chicago-area man didn't let becoming paralyzed at the age of 21 stop him from coaching football and running for public office. Sponsored by Grape-Nuts.
A look at weird crime news in the northern Chicago suburbs.
Hard to Believe This Elaborate Heist Failed A woman from Round Lake Beach was charged with retail theft and reckless driving after she left a JC Penney without paying for $169 in clothing, struck a vehicle with her car and nearly hit several pedestrians while attempting to flee. Candy-Powered Cars Are the Future! A Chicago man was charged with disorderly conduct after he placed a candy bar in his ex-girlfriend's gas tank. Caught Red Handed With Matching Eye Shadow A Prospect Heights woman was charged with retail theft at Golf Mill Mall after a security agent observed her taking cosmetics and makeup from a store display, putting them into her purse and exiting the store without paying. Security recovered 28 items worth $425 on the scene. …
Unusual Craigslist Items Across the North Shore
We love Craigslist. The online classified is easy to use, localized and discreet. Whether you're looking for collectables, furniture or a passive-aggressive gift for your in-laws, there's a good chance you could find it on Craiglist for cheap. In this weekly feature, we highlight some of the stranger items that appear on the website from around the North Shore. Share your Craiglist success and horror stories in the comments section below.
A fake severed head, a pink elephant and more are all part of the bit in this week's YouTube viral video.
At the end of a long week, sometimes you just want to kick back and have a laugh. These pranks have been seen by more than 7.2 million viewers. Just For Laughs Gags posted the video on YouTube. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Lake Forest High School senior tops closest competitor by a foot.
Everything was working right for Lake Forest High School pole vaulter Carly Schmidt today at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston as she became the Illinois state champion but it was not perfect for an athlete with Olympic aspirations. After a fourth-place medal last year and a State Meet that disappointed her, Schmidt was focused on correcting every mistake and adding perfection in 2013. It paid off with a leap of 13-0, a foot higher than anyone else in the event, and a gold medal. Earlier: Schmidt, Schlachtenhaufen Advance to State Track Finals “Everything was right,” Schmidt said. “It’s been coming (along) all year. The last two weeks I really got in a groove. I really felt comfortable.” What disappointed Schmidt was falling short …
All Lake Forest High School participants advance to State Meet.
Lake Forest High School’s tennis team dominated the Warren Sectional today in Gurnee picking up more hardware for the Scout’s trophy case finishing the meet with 35 points followed by Warren with 25. In addition to taking the team title, the Scouts advanced two singles players and both doubles teams to the State Meet Thursday through Saturday at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Peter Tarwid took the singles title losing only one game in three matches played while the tandem of John Zordani and Scott Christian took the doubles crown with nearly as much ease. Joining them at the state tournament will be Brice Polender playing singles and the …
Lisa Genova's book is number one on the Lake Forest Book Store Bestsellers for the week.
Lake Forest Book Store Bestsellers 1. Love Anthony Lisa Genova 2. Penance Dan O'Shea 3 Still Alice Lisa Genova 4 Left Neglected Lisa Genova 5 Nigellissima Nigella Lawson 6 It's All Good Gwyneth Paltrow 7 Dearie Bob Spitz 8 Me Before You Jojo Moyes 9 House of Special Purpose John Boyne 10 Art Forger Barbara Shapiro 11 Where'd You Go Bernadette Maria Semple 12 10 1/2 Things No Commencement Charles Whellan 13 Hit David Baldacci 14 Silence of Bonaventure Arrow Rita Leganski 15 Light Between Oceans M.L. Stedman